Four illustrated talks by Desmond Shawe-Taylor
In the programme the traditional nineteenth-century treatment of vocal ornamentation in a quasi-improvised manner is discussed, with illustrations from the gramophone records of Fernando de Lucia and others.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 12)
'The Voice of France': July 13
by Luigi Pirandello
Translated by Edward Storer
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Cast in order o/ speaking:
The action of the play takes place in an Itian ville. Time: The Present.
Marquis Charles di Nolli:
Baron Ti,to Beleredi:
Marchioness Matilda Spina:
String Quintet in F, Op. 88 played by the New London Quartet: Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin)
Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
Two talks by W. J. H. Sprott
Professor of Philosophy in the University of Nottingham
I-The Study of Small Groups
These talks are shortened vers ons of two of the eight Josia'h Mason Memorial Lectures delivered at Birmingham University this spring.
To be repeated on July 14
Second talk: Wednesday at 7.50 followed by an interlude at 9.5
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(Leader, Henri Branschwak )
Conductor, D. E. Inghelbrecht
An address by George F. Kennan given on May 16 at a Convocation of the Roman Catholic University of Notre Dame. Indiana, U.S.A., to mark the dedication of the new I. A. O'Shaughnessy Hall of Liberal and Fine Arts
In this speech Mr. Kennan, former United States Ambassador in Moscow and one of the best-known American authorities on the U.S.S.R. spoke about ' the forces of intolerance and political demagoguery' a[ work in the United States.
Mr. Kennan is introduced by the Rev.
Theodore Hesburgh , Executive Vice-President of the University of Notre Dame.
To be repeated on July 16
I. A. O'Shaughnessy
(concert continued) Debussy Rondes de printemps; Iberia
Talk by Joel Hurstfield, Lecturer in Modern History at University College, London
'We were really under the impression that Froude had been by this time so completely discredited that no one, with an eye to his own reputation, would mention Froude and history in the same breath.' This comment was thrown up in the course of a lengthy and varied controversy between the Times of India and the Bombay Examiner in 1918. The controversy provides the starting-point for Mr. Hurstfield's re-examination of Froude's qualities as a historian of the Tudor age.
(The recorded broadcast of June 30)
See also Wednesday at 11.5
The Schola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington
An Instrumental Ensemble
Apostolo glorioso; Conditor alme siderum; Ecclesiae militantis; Ave regina coelorum; Supremum est mortalibus
Introduced by Denis Stevens
(Recording of the broadcast on January 20, 1952;